Welcome to the first episode of the 3D Printing News Show! 

Today we will be talking about: 

Honeywell receives FAA certification for its first 3D printed flight-critical engine component
Honeywell printed a #4/5 bearing housing – is a key structural component of the ATF3-6 turbofan engine found in the Dassault Falcon 20G maritime patrol aircraft
Bearing housing is notoriously difficult to manufacture and extremely cost inefficient when produced in small batches

Desktop Metal to go public as a $2.5 billion 3D printing business, raising estimated $575 million in funding
Merging with Trine Acquisition Corp to go public
Will be listed on NYSE as DM with an estimated equity valuation of $2.5 billion
Shares in other 3D printer manufacturer rose showing increased confidence in investors for additive manufacturing sector

Australian army conducts secondary two week field test of upgraded SPEE3D metal 3D printer
During initial field evaluations, the soldiers moved the machine to several bush locations, unloaded it onto different terrains, and made the printer operational within 30 minutes. The speed and mobility of SPEE3D’s system allowed the soldiers to print components on the move, removing the need for them to carry spare parts during exercises.
The WARPSPEE3D system proved capable of printing large metal parts up to 40kg in weight, and at a speed of 100g per minute, even at temperatures of 37oC (98.6oF) and 80 percent humidity.
U.S. Air Force engineers become first to engine-test 3D printed metal parts for USAF
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex have become the first to successfully test a 3D printed metal component inside an aircraft engine
The TF33-P103 engine - used in E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System and the B-52 Stratofortress
The part was an anti-ice gasket, critical to safe and efficient operation for sub-zero environments. 3D Printing reduced the lead time from 120 days to just 14!
US Marines benefit from ICON’s 3D printing technology
Created a vehicle hide structure out of ICON’s proprietary cement-based material called Lavacrete for the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton
Built 4 individual arches connected to create a final structure 26’ x 13’ 15’
Porsche partners with Mahle, Trumpf and Zeiss to test 3D printed pistons in a road car
Created through a powder-bed fusion technology from Trumpf. The pistons were made of high purity M174+ aluminum alloy powder made in house by MAHLE and printed on a TRUMPF 5000 system
The pistons are 10% lighter, took 12 hours to complete and are made of over 1200 laser melted layers
The pistons passed first round of bench evaluations - 135 hours under full engine load and 25 hours of drag load at various speeds

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